Expanding ideas and opportunities for area youth


VAE encourages creative and innovative instructional programs in K-12 classrooms


VAE inspires teaching excellence and supports workforce development


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Welcome to Valley Alliance for Education

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT – Due to the Covid 19 virus and the emergency order from Governor Ralph Northam  closing all Virginia public schools for the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year.  VAE has made the following changes: All face to face meetings and previously scheduled events through April 30th are cancelled.  VAE will conduct daily business through email and other online programs. The 2019 -2020 Creative Classroom Grant year end report deadline has been extended until June 1 2020 — VAE’s educational excellence team, is still reviewing applications submitted for the 2020-21 CCG program.  Winners will be notified by email mid-May.

Please continue to follow the CDC guidelines and stay current with the state and national mandates.  These are challenging and difficult times but we are a strong community and together we will get through this. 

 VAE would like to say a special thank you to everyone who completed a grant application, we sincerely wish we had the funding to grant them all! We would also like to recognize The Community Foundation of Central Blue Ridge for their continued support and dedication to VAE and our Creative Classroom Grant program. 



Valley Alliance for Education is a regional partnership of employers, educators and community volunteers established to promote excellence in the public schools, which will result in an improved quality of life and economic prosperity in the region.


Since Valley Alliance for Education was founded in 1990, the organization has directed well over a half a million dollars into area schools through the Creative Classroom Grant program.


The Valley Alliance for Education Creative Classroom Grants program has been established to promote educational excellence and creative instruction in the region by funding special student-centered projects.